December 1996

Manchester, England, UK; December 25, 1996

Name: Paul Johnson

Date: 25/12/96; 15:00:00

Location: Manchester

What did the UFO look like, shape/size in relation to terrestrial objects/lights/colour :

Difficult to judge size and true shape of UFO (it appeared to be round)due to it’s height, however it was silver and shiny, slightly obscurred by a surrounding cloud(the sky was perfectly clear.)

Did the UFO do any strange things like hover and then zoom off quickly :

The UFO was simply resting in the sky, there were also 3 jets in what was otherwise a completely clear blue sky, the jets were attempting to reach the UFO’s position (again, due to the height of these jets i couldn’t make there types, only there jet streams was clearly visible). As the jets reached the area of the UFO it simply disappeared (not instantly, rather it faded out) and then reappeared again in another part of the sky, the jets would then turn and again head for the UFO’s new position, this event occured numerous times before the UFO disappeared completely and the jets then headed off in different directions.

Any additional comments :

My father first witnessed these events whilst walking home from the pub on Xmas day (my dad is totally sceptical of UFO’s and such things – until one lands on my lawn etc.). He came into the house and asked me to come outside and check out what was going on, I admit I do have a strong interest in the UFO phenomenon (since being a child) and have read a lot of literature on the subject. The point I’m trying to make, if it was just myself who had seen it then i would of told no-one(no credibility), however my dad witnessed the event also, he could not explain rationally what was going on (although he is still sceptical). Anyone who knows my father knows that he is as straight as the day is long and would not sensationalise anything.

Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa; December, 1996

Name: Joanne Redhead

Date: ??/12/96; +-1400

Location: Uitenhage South Africa

What did the UFO look like, shape/size in relation to terrestrial objects/lights/colour: It was in the middle of the day I was sun bathing in the garden when I looked up at the sky and I saw what appeared to look like a silver kite.

It moved in erratic circles almost like a comit. It was silver and shiney and almost triangular with smooth sides.

Did the UFO do any strange things like hover and then zoom off quickly: Its speed was constant and it was very high I asume so it is hard to tell what speed it was doing . I was alone at home .I went inside and never saw it again

Any additional comments: I know what I saw but did not want to tell anybody because people think people claim to see UFO,s are coockie